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Selected MP3s of guitar instrumentals, jazz, big band, and classic easy listening from the original vinyl.

Welcome to Guitars & All That Jazz

Welcome to Guitars & All That Jazz

Guitars & All That Jazz was a radio station that webcast via Live365 for 11 years, ending in June 2011. The playlist consisted of guitar instrumentals, jazz, big band, early rock 'n' roll, lounge music and classic easy listening.

I hope to share some of this music with you via this blog. Most of it will be taken from the original vinyl (LPs and 45s) , cassettes and the occasional commercially unavailable CD.

Here's hoping you'll find something to enjoy. Please note files are available only for a limited time.

I urge you to purchase the digital version of the albums featured, either on CD or via download, wherever possible.

Listen to the Music
There are now two music streams. Click the appropriate player to the right.
1. Guitars & All That Jazz: Five hours of the best in jazz, guitars and other instrumental gems. New songs are added weekly.
2. Tiki Shores: Music to sweep you away to a tropical isle, a South American dance floor or a bossa nova on the beach at Rio. About 4.5 hours of classic exotica music, Latin rhythms and bossa nova.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Martin Denny - Latin Village

Martin Denny had pretty much moved into easy listening territory by the time Latin Village came out in 1964. Gone were the bird calls, jungle sounds and exotic instrumentation of early albums like Exotica and Quiet Village.

Latin Village was released at the peak of the bossa nova craze, so Brazilian classics like The Girl From Ipanema and Corcovado are among the tunes covered.

An interesting guitar sound adorns the leadoff track, Angelito, which you can listen to and download from the link below. It sounds a lot like some of Vincent Bell's work, but who it actually is I don't know.


Angelito was also released as a single by Liberty Records, but neither it nor the album were hits. Latin Village was briefly available on a Japanese CD that now goes for upwards of $40 in the Amazon Marketplace. Used vinyl copies from the same source are more reasonable. The album doesn't appear to be available as a legal download.

From YouTube, here's another selection from Latin Village:

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